Read-a-thon Donations

Reach out to your loved one’s parents for their PLEDGESTAR link to supports their Read-a-thon efforts this year. Kid’s are competing to win prizes for their classrooms!

What is the Read-A-Thon?

Every year our students take 2 weeks to focus on reading books and attending schoolwide events with children’s book authors, teachers, and staff.

Your pledges motivate the children to read, and win prizes for the class with the highest pledge count.

Buying Books Here Will Support the Annual Fund

We’ve affiliated with to promote great books for children. Any book you purchase on the site after following any of the book links on this page will not only support local bookshops across the country and here in Pasadena, but a percentage of your purchase will come back to the annual fund!

Raising money and improving reading skills

All Hamilton students & teachers are participating

At the Annual Fund

The Read-A-Thon is one of our most important fund raising efforts for the year. The Annual Fund raises funds for a number of school programs at Hamilton Elementary.

Learn more

February 24 – March 7

The Read-A-Thon runs from February 15th through March 1st, when we have our on campus reading events. So don’t wait to donate! Ask your family to share their Pledgestar link with you so your support gets logged with your classroom.

Learn more

Friendly Competition

Each classroom competes for 2 weeks to read as many books as they can, and collect as many donations as they can! Your pledges during the Read-a-thon dates helps the children win prizes for their classroom!

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Do you want to post a video of your child reading for the Read-A-Thon?

Post to your instagram and put #hamiltonreadathon or #hamiltonreads in the comments.

Past Years Winning Classes



Mrs. Garcia’s

Kindergarten class was the winner with the most pledges!



Ms. Katalina’s

1st class was the 2021 winner with the most pledges!



Will it be your student’s class this year?

Our Library Coordinator

Michelle Mazon

Part of our Annual Fund goes to support our library with materials, and a on-campus librarian. We’re one of only a few schools in the PUSD that has an on-site librarian.

Mrs. Mazon

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” — Kate DiCamillo

Making Donations After the Read-A-Thon?

You can continue to support our students and the programs at Hamilton Elementary by using our online donation form to donate directly to the annual fund

March 2022

Community Read Event